I LOVE SUMMER! I’d say I’m sorry for saying that yet again, but I’m not. However, I will say that I’ll try not to start every single summer blog post with that. But it’s going to be really hard! There are so many fun things going on and we’re really trying to take advantage of every moment. We’re spending tons of time outdoors, I’m working out (like consistently, actually!), we’re with family and friends a lot, and so much more. Summer is just amazing. And it’s just beginning – even better!
Take yesterday, for example. We had an impromptu play date with my niece Audrey. I took the two to the splash pad for the first time this summer; then we played at my house for a bit before returning to my sister’s house. Audrey and William both like doing “yoga” poses with me and flying superman, and yesterday they took matters in their own hands. Suuuuperman!
It may have lasted only half of a millisecond, but it was so hilarious while it did considering William is literally almost Audrey’s size these days! I captured the photo at the absolute perfect time. I’ll bet that within the next year or so William will be able to fly Audrey superman!
We headed back to Stephanie’s house and all four cousins were together.
Family is obviously important to all of us, but sometimes it’s hard to coordinate all of our schedules. “I get to hold William!” Audrey, of course, shouted.
In order from youngest to oldest… because we had to find an order that everyone would agree upon and nobody could argue with this. Though no matter what “order” or configuration we do, it always seems Audrey weasels her way next to William. Sneaky girl!
I’VE BEEN WORKING OUT CONSISTENTLY!!! It’s the first time in quite some time, and while I’m starting slow (mostly), I feel so good. I actually feel really out of shape, but I’m glad I’m working out. Hopefully my endurance, strength, and speed will improve. Here’s what it looked like starting with the first weekend of summer:
- Saturday – run two miles
- Sunday – run two miles
- Monday – run two miles
- Tuesday – off
- Wednesday – lower body workout at home
- Thursday – off
- Friday – upper body workout at home along with a long walk while catching up with Annette
- Saturday – run two miles
- Sunday – off
- Monday – biked 32 miles
Yeah, that’s right, I biked 32 miles. It was the first time I’d taken my bike out all year and the longest I’ve ever ridden in my life. We rode 16 miles out to Fast Lane Classic Cars Annual Memorial Day Car Show. Once we were there, we ate (A LOT!); I was famished. We hung out for about an hour before heading home. The whole ride was hard and the hills were killer! I was sore after, but felt awesome! I think it’s time to sign up for some summer sprint triathlons and races!
My little jumping bean hasn’t stopped moving this summer either.
He jumps ALL THE TIME. He jumps anywhere and everywhere. Any time he walks down stairs, he will jump from the very last step. Any surface that is slightly raised, he will jump off. He will randomly jump throughout my house, stores, wherever. “Jump higher!” he says. And he gets some serious air.
Oh, summertime, we just love you.
My little sidekick and I are off to enjoy another day! 🙂
How have you been enjoying summer?